Goldmans recognized at 2014 NCMEC Hope Awards

The Bring Sean Home Foundation is pleased to announce that co-founder and director David Goldman and his son, Sean Goldman, were honored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at the 2014 NCMEC Hope Awards on Tuesday, May 6.

The Hope Awards is an annual celebration held in Washington, D.C. to remember missing children and help inspire hope for searching families. At this event, the NCMEC recognizes the courage of survivors and the contributions of individuals whose efforts have helped to make the world a safer place for children. The awards are presented each May in honor of National Missing Children’s Day.

This year a total of ten survivors and individual contributors were recognized. In addition to the Goldmans, honorees included:

  • Amanda Berry and Georgina DeJesus, Cleveland kidnapping survivors
  • Dan and Tanya Snyder, Washington Redskins
  • Meredith Vieira, broadcast journalist
  • Raymond W. Kelly, former NYPD Commissioner
  • Temar Boggs and Chris Garcia, heroic teenagers

    Please join us in congratulating all the honorees for this tremendous and well deserved recognition.


    PICTURED: Meredith Vieira and the Goldman family, Wendy, David, and Sean, at the 2014 NCMEC Hope Awards Dinner.


    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Hope Awards


    David Goldman Receives 2013 Paul H. Chapman Award

    The Bring Sean Home Foundation is very pleased to report that our director and co-founder David Goldman was honored to receive a Paul H. Chapman Award on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from the Foundation for Improvement of Justice.

    A total of six awards were given in 2013 to “recognize innovative and effective works and/or programs whose efforts have made positive influential differences in the Unites States criminal and civil judicial arenas.” Mr. Goldman’s accomplishments were recognized under the categories of Crime Victims’ Rights, Child Protection, and Legal Reform (a detailed description is provided below).

    Please join us in congratulating David for this well deserved recognition.


    PICTURED: David Goldman attends the Foundation for Improvement of Justice's 2013 Paul H. Chapman Awards Dinner with his wife, Wendy.


    Foundation for Improvement of Justice: 2013 Paul H. Chapman Awards (

    David Goldman is recognized for his work as a Director and Co-Founder of the Bring Sean Home Foundation whose mission is “to assist victims of international child abduction, educate the public about this issue, prevent further abductions and draw attention to the increasing number of cases that currently exist with the purpose of returning abducted children to their home countries and reuniting them with their left-behind families.” It began with David’s own five and a half year civil fight to return his abducted son to the United States. In May of 2013, after testimony from David Goldman and others, the Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2013 was introduced by Congressman Chris Smith and has been passed on to the Foreign Affairs Committee. The bill would empower the president with new penalties to inflict on countries that refuse to return American children and eighteen new tools to try to secure their return.

    Mr. Goldman was nominated for this award by Ms. MaLisa McOmber.



    On Thursday, May 10, the Bring Sean Home Foundation was one of six honorees recognized at the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce’s (NMCC) 16th Annual Crystal Beacon Awards Dinner. We are truly honored and humbled to be included among this year’s honorees and, on behalf of all our board members and volunteers, we extend to all the great folks at NMCC our sincere gratitude and appreciation for this recognition.

    PICTURED (L to R): NJ State Senator Joe Kyrillos, Mark DeAngelis (Executive Director, BSHF), Missy Capestro (Director, BSHF), David Goldman (Co-Founder, BSHF), Cliff Moore (President, NMCC), and Marie Barbero (2nd VP, NMCC) — in Aberdeen, New Jeresey.


    Northern Monmouth Chamber will present award on May 10



    Contact Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce
    Vin Gopal, Committee Chair, 732-299-5625


    ABERDEEN – The Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce (NMCC) will present the Crystal Beacon Award to six honorees at the 16th annual Crystal Beacon Awards Dinner, May 10, 6-9 p.m., at Addison Park, Aberdeen.

    The awards recognize outstanding contributions by individuals and organizations to our local community. The 2012 honorees are:


    • Bill Atkins, owner of Red Bank Limo – Joseph Azzolina Business Ambassador of the Year
    • Grace Hanlon, Executive Director, NJ Department of Tourism – Public Servant of the Year Award
    • John McCarthy, owner of United Check Cashing in Hazlet – President’s Award
    • Bayshore Community Hospital – Community Enhancement Award
    • Ancient Order of Hibernians (Bayshore Chapter)- Non-Profit of the Year
    • Bring Sean Home Foundation – Good Neighbor Award


    “The Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor these distinguished individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations for making a positive impact in our community,” said Cliff Moore, Chamber President. Chamber Executive Director Lea Shave said the Crystal Beacon Awards Dinner is a special tradition of the chamber, which serves approximately 300 businesses in the Northern Monmouth County region. This year’s awards ceremony is presented by lead sponsor Scudiery Enterprises and will feature a complimentary cocktail hour, sit-down dinner and music. Individual tickets are $80 and a table of 8 is $600. Reservations can be made by calling the Chamber at 732-203-0340 or by Sponsorships are also still available.

    The Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce – Dedicated to promoting local businesses for over 50 years, the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce has become a resource for both businesses and the community. Fostering growth for its members and encouraging a commitment to local residents, the Chamber provides information, facilitates business education, and sponsors networking opportunities. The Chamber help hundreds of members achieve their potential for success. For information about the Chamber and membership, visit


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